I hope it is ok to just start a diary here, I'm new round these parts, but think if I can write down my feelings a little I might be able to sort them out without resorting to food.
I've been a biiiiiig girl most of my life, and as an adult have tried various diets, but always fallen off the wagon. I've had varying degrees of success, hitting 20 stone at my biggest (being 5 ft 3 this was just ridiculous) and dropping down to 17 and a half on weight watchers once.
Over the years of living with my boyfriend we've often started a regime of sorts, one or other of us will fall and drag the other one down, but each time we've lost a little bit more, and our habits have changed for the better, but we're not getting any younger and we'd both like to live long healthy lives together.
Which brings us to dukan. A friend of ours has lost significant weight doing this diet and she said the magic words "I'm never hungry" - well, we were hooked enough to buy and read the book, and decide to give it a try. So on 13th may, having eaten all the crap in our house the week before (yes, we really are those people!) we started and here we are.
We are in this together, and I'm very grateful for the support, because I have so little willpower it is beyond ridiculous! We weigh in on a monday and friday (and sometimes I sneak one in midweek), we try and walk for 30 mins every day, and I have just started to attend a zumba class once a week - you've not seen a red face until you've seen me after that!